SANDOVAL LAKE: HOW TO GET?
To reach Sandoval Lake, you must first reach the city of Puerto Maldonado, then you have to sail by boat for 25 minutes following the Madre de Dios River
At ecotourism level, Sandoval Lake is considered the most beautiful destination for your Amazon Peru Trip. This lake occupies an area of 3 km long by 1 km wide and its depth varies between half a meter and three meters. The shape of the lake is that of a crescent and its waters are, in general, at 26 ° C.
Sandoval Lake not only stands out for its beauty, but also for the diversity of fish that it presents in its waters. Due to the rich flora found in its waters, Sandoval Lake Puerto Maldonado stands out not only for the quantity, but also for the size of the fish it has, among which you can find paiches of up to 200 Kg.
Sandoval Lake is also attractive for those who like bird watching, because thanks to the vegetation it has in its mangroves and surroundings, that is the habitat of a population of more than a thousand species of birds, including migrants and residents, many of which are under threat. One of the most interesting species in the set is the Hoatzín.
Besides bird watching, the observation of animals in general of the ecosystem of this lake, is also another attractive activity, it is important to say that Lake Sandoval is the habitat of a varied population of species, many of which are under threat, among they are the giant otter, the black alligator, among many others.
Sandoval Lake: How to Get?
To reach Sandoval Lake, you must first reach the city of Puerto Maldonado, then you have to sail by boat for 25 minutes following the Madre de Dios River, then you have to walk on a forest road for approximately 40 minutes.
The hike to the lake is a great trekking route that can take between an hour and a half to two, depending on the traveler’s physical conditions and the weather conditions, keep in mind that traveling in the rainy season makes the road more difficult , product of the mud that forms in the journey.
It is accessed by a 3.5 km trail. that crosses forests, the magic begins from the trail where you will notice the variety of flora and fauna that you have, where you can see many birds, monkeys, rodents, reptiles and many varieties of butterflies and insects.
As for flora, we will be surprised by the immense trees that are thousands of years old, such as lupuna, which is characterized by its huge fins, chestnut, cedars and many forest species, which provide refuge for many species of animals, forming a balance between the most impressive flora and fauna of the Amazon Forest Peru.